Date – May 3, 2009
Result – Punjab won by 6 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bat first. They got to a moderate start but Hodge played a superb innings to help Kolkata Knight Riders pose a total of 153/3 in 20 overs. Ganguly, Gayle, Wyk and McCullum also scored decent scores. Today was one of the rare days in IPL-2 that Kolkata Knight Riders looked confident and scored runs freely. Now its up to bowlers to defend this total.
Kings XI Punjab Innings
Chasing the target of 154, Sangakkara was the first wicket to fell in the very first over. This was not the start Preity Zinta’s team would have wanted. But after loosing the initial wicket, the batsmen played with caution and scored runs with ease. Kings XI Punjab scored ones and two’s and came near the target slowly and steadily. Jayawardene ended his IPL’s poor form and scored half century and remained unbeaten till end. The game got very thrilling as till the last over it was open for both teams. The nail bitting match finished with Kings XI scoring the winning runs on the last ball of the match. King Khan’s dream team Knight Riders lost yet another match and are now at the bottom of the league table.
Fall of wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders
C Gayle (23-1, 4.4), *B McCullum (54-2, 10.3), S Ganguly (105-3, 16)
Kings XI Punjab
K Sangakarra (1-1, 0.5), S Sohal (45-2, 5.1), S Katich (77-3, 9.2), *Yuvraj Singh (109-4, 14.1)
Man of the match: M Jayawardene